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Laumaka escapee back behind bars

  • Ernest Vierra

    Ernest Vierra

A 29 year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center escapee from a work furlough program was recaptured Monday night and returned to the Kalihi prison.

Ernest Vierra, who was serving time for second-degree robbery and car theft, was reported missing after a Friday morning head count at the Laumaka Work Furlough Center.

Vierra had held a community custody status –the lowest level of incarceration.

He now faces an additional charge of second-degree escape.

Deputy sheriffs on the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force Fugitive Team worked various leads that eventually led to Vierra’s arrest in Kapolei. Sheriff’s returned him to  OCCC at 8:30 p.m

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